As part of measures to boost the payment of wins, the National Lottery Authority (NLA) has said that it will set up Prize Payment Centres at its head office as well as regional and district offices nationwide for the payment of wins by March 30, 2022.
“The Authority has between December and March also paid outstanding wins to the tune of GHC10.5million, and seeks to clear all arrears by 30th March, 2022,” it announced in a statement.
Beyond that, the Authority said, effective yesterday, instant payment would be made to lottery winners of small amounts after its live draws.
The move forms part of efforts by the Authority to enhance the playing experience for its patrons while reducing the wait period for payment of win amounts.
“Persons with payments to the tune of GHC1, 200.00 or less can therefore redeem their cash instantly after the Draw via USSD code *389*100#,” it said.
Redeem the cash
It advised the winners to dial *389*100#, select Option 2 (Win Payment) and in turn enter the winning ticket number.
“Confirm your winning ticket number, enter your surname, select mobile network, enter phone number, select id type, enter id number and wait for your wallet to be credited,” it directed.
The NLA pledged its commitment to its mandate “to create moments of hope and happiness through exciting lottery games and to generate revenue for national development.”